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jimmyburg
08-21-2008, 11:16 AM
Has anyone ever used this product?

http://www.irritrol.com/valves/valves_omr.html

I use the 2500 valves but have never seen this before.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-21-2008, 07:48 PM
I've had very poor success with low end valve regulators. Both that one and RB.

Wet_Boots
08-21-2008, 10:26 PM
Has anyone ever used this product?

http://www.irritrol.com/valves/valves_omr.html

I use the 2500 valves but have never seen this before.I've used them before, and they work, but not without possible problems like 'hunting', which is a slow oscillation of downstream pressure. By the way, they won't fit on a 2500 valve.

jimmyburg
08-22-2008, 04:42 PM
Thanks for the info fimco and wet boots, I was looking at their website and noticed it.

Wet_Boots
08-22-2008, 04:54 PM
Other manufacturers have them for their valves, and some of them employ a connecting tube to sense the downstream pressure from a foot or so from the valve, which is probably intended to counteract the tendency to 'hunt'

Instances of Omnireg 'hunting' were cured by my simply raising the outlet pressure a bit. I would never try to use the 0-100 psi regulator for drip.

jimmyburg
08-22-2008, 04:56 PM
in all the years I've been in the irrigation, I have never seen a add on only the built in reg in the valve.

Wet_Boots
08-22-2008, 05:04 PM
They are the same thing, basically. Even an expensive regulating valve used on a golf course works the same way, with a controlled pressure acting against the diaphragm.